Business Education

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Become a Business Education teacher

When you teach Business Education to a young class, it might well be the first insights these pupils get into the commercial cogs and workings of the modern world.

Your knowledge of the business sector will help young people understand the forces of supply and demand, the strategies that drive growth, as well as the decisions that impede it. In your skilled hands, a classroom will be filled with ideas, thought-provoking solutions; and ultimately, you will be the one that supplies them with the essential know-how for running an efficient and effective business.

It’s an incredibly broad and rich subject which covers everything from accounting to marketing to law and human resources. You are responsible for inspiring and shaping young people into business-savvy individuals. Now that’s the best return any teacher could ask for.

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"Every year brings new classes which inspires me to find new ways of teaching as no two classes are the same. Planning and preparation are vital. I plan lessons well and set high standards for my pupils and myself." Mary Osei-Oppong – Business Education and ICT Teacher at Brannock High School
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What being a Business Education teacher covers:

  •  Organising and setting lessons
  • Monitoring the progress of pupils, through coursework and homework
  • Working with pupils to guide their development and share that progress with parents and caregivers
  • Planning, supervising and leading study trips.

Take that next step into Business Education

It’s a career choice that comes with a good starting salary and great opportunities for progression. To begin your journey, you need to have a degree in Business Studies (or acceptable related subject) plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). Alternatively, you can study a degree which combines professional education with Business Studies.

Four-year university course in education

For the four-year combined degree and other undergraduate degree programmes you must have at least:

  • English and two other National Qualifications at SCQF Level 6 (Higher) and
  • Mathematics and one other subject at SCQF Level 5 (or an accepted alternative, for example, National 5, Credit Standard Grade or Intermediate 2).

Check the entry requirements with the course provider.

Universities you can study in

PGDE university courses

Here are the universities you can study for a PDGE in Biology at secondary level. Entry requirements vary so it’s best to check with the course provider for the most up-to-date information.

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